Time Gone By, Time Now, and Time to Come


Clocks

Time again to respond to the Weekly Photo Challenge:

These clocks I’ve carefully restored
  As heirlooms that they are,
And, in my study, they record
  How they can make go far
    Each minute of the passing time –
    The larger gives a lovely chime –
      Their time has travelled well.

For travel clock has journeyed much,
  To places quite far-flung,
The other of a nature such
  That it has hours rung
    In many places all around;
    For half, it gives a single sound,
      Its faithful time to tell.

In many homes across the years
  Tick-tocking,  at one wind,
In times of joy and times of tears,
  For seven days, you find;
   They have become as good old friends
   And though the time of such clocks ends
      These we would never sell.

© February 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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15 Responses to Time Gone By, Time Now, and Time to Come

  1. beeblu says:

    Love the tick tock of a beautiful old clock.

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  2. seems to me that clocks were an art form for a long, long time. Now they are digital and boring!

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  4. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    How true that is…I have a travel alarm clock that my Mother bought when I was about 7…its a wind-up and never seen a chip or a battery in its life..its in its original liitle box and that where it stays tucked away safely. My other treasured clock is quite an up-to-date one in comparison. Its a half Westminster, probably made in china but it was a gift from a boyfriend 30 years ago..it has batteries and no longer chimes because I got fed up with ding-dong ding -dong every 15 minutes which in turn woke the dogs who bark at anything..so now silence , except foor a gentle tick tock as the pendulum goes back and forth. Never considered ‘loving’ a clock but yes I do

    On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Colonialists Blog wrote:

    > colonialist posted: ” Time again to respond to the Weekly Photo Challenge: > These clocks I’ve carefully restored As heirlooms that they are, And, in > my study, they record How they can make go far Each minute of the > passing time – The larger gives a lovel” >

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    • colonialist says:

      One actually gets used to and grows to love the chimes -the animals ignore them, but if the gate alarm sounds they are up in a flash. I love these old spring-operated clocks that seem to go on forever with the original parts.

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  5. prior2001 says:

    Wonderful wordsmithing (if that’s a word at this time!)

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  6. de Wets Wild says:

    Must’ve been a real labour of love, Colonialist! Where did you find the old parts to use?

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  7. toutparmoi says:

    Old clocks are beautiful. And we’re lucky enough to have here in Wellington a man who specialises in repairing them.. I wouldn’t be up to it!

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